... I have given an account of the various methods of embalming ; of the amulets
and other objects which formed the mummy ' s dress ; of the various kinds of
coffins and sarcophagi in which he was laid ; of the ushabtiu and other figures ,
Entrance to a Mastaba at Sakkârah . Plan of a Mastaba with four serdâbs .
Longitudinal section of a Mastaba Transverse section of a Mastaba . . Transverse
section at the bottom of a serdâb Upper chamber , pit and sarcophagus chamber
of a ...
306 Sarcophagi . . . Egyptian Tombs :Măsțăbas . . . Pyramids . . . Theban Tombs
. . . 343 Egyptian Writing Materials :The Papyrus 349 Palette 350 Reeds and Ink
352 Egyptian Writing :Hieroglyphic , Hieratic , and Demotic 353 Coptic Writing ...
... three thousand seven hundred years before Christ . Menkaurā or Mykerinos is
famous as the builder of the 3633 third pyramid at Gîzeh . The fragments of his
inner wooden coffin and a small fragment of his basalt sarcophagus are the
As a mark of the king ' s favour Unå was sent to the quarries of Țurah ( in Eg . O
ms Re - āu ) to bring back a block of stone suitable for the king ' s sarcophagus .
The ability and fidelity of Unå made him an acceptable officer to Merenrā , the ...
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'The Mummy' is an amazing book because it's so much more than a description of how, why and when Ancient Egyptians preserved their dead. Look just through the contents and you'll be amazed at the range of material - as if Wallis Budge had emptied a sackful of knowledge for the learner to pick through. Because that's it's best use, a source book on Ancient Egypt - as long as you remember it's dated and some ideas rejected.
The first few pages introduce and include a list of the nomes (districts) in hieroglyphics and transcriptions. The pages on Egyptian chronology, as well as reviewing problems oof disagreement ammong both sources and scholars includes a useful list of rulers - although the real jewel here, following a good basic history, is a list of 2 of the 5 names available of Pharaohs (hieroglyphics & transcriptions); this is a must for any visitor to inscriptions in museums or Egypt itself. A clear history of the decipherment of hieroglyphics is followed by a useful list of hieroglyphs, useful that is for those looking at REAL inscriptions.Then the book gets into mummies IN DETAIL but beware as, for example when dealing with ushabti, Budge will throw at you a whole paragraph of (untranslated) hieroglyphics - after all, you did read everything before that, didn't you? Then anything and everything is on offer - stelae, coffins, draught-boards,the gods, graves, numbers ..... As I said above it is a book to dpp into and not to read from cover to cover. And that's why I give it 4 stars
PS It's by far the most USEFUL of my books on Ancient Egypt
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The Mummy: Chapters on Egyptian Funereal Archaeology
Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge
Limited preview - 1964